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I forgot to enable compression on ZFS

I forgot to enable compression on this FreshPorts node. I have no idea why/how. After doing this, I went to a directory with a lot of space and copied stuff around. [aws-1 dan /jails/ingress01/var/db/freshports/message-queues/archive] % sudo mv 2021_03.tar.gz 2021_03.tar.gz.tmp 21:01:28 [aws-1 dan /jails/ingress01/var/db/freshports/message-queues/archive] % sudo mv 2021_03.tar.gz.tmp 2021_03.tar.gz 21:01:38 That will free up *some* space. …

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Making my pkg.conf configuration version independent

In this post, I will talk about how I modified my pkg configuration so I don’t have to modify it after upgrading a host/jail from one version of FreeBSD to another. You might say that you don’t have to do that. Perhaps you have a different configuration and aren’t doing what I’m doing. HEADS UP: …

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freebsd-update fetch install -> Cowardly refusing to proceed any further.

Today I encountered this. [r720-01 dan ~] % sudo freebsd-update fetch install 14:39:01 Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors… 2 mirrors found. Fetching metadata signature for 13.0-RELEASE from update1.freebsd.org… done. Fetching metadata index… done. The update metadata is correctly signed, but failed an integrity check. Cowardly refusing to proceed any further. I confirmed it was just the …

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Monitoring FreeBSD jails from the host

It was May 2021 when I tweeted about monitoring FreeBSD jails which had jail IP addresses only in the 127.0.0.0/8 range. Yesterday, nearly 6 months later, I did the first test of this. This came up because I’m getting a new FreshPorts node ready. I’ve created a file in the jail to be run from …

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Turning off SASLCLIENT for databases/mysql57-client

This started off as a Twitter thread earlier this morning. databases/mysql57-client has an optional dependency on security/cyrus-sasl2 which defaults to on. Let’s try turning that off and see if it also removes openldap-client from the dependency list. Why? I install net-mgmt/nagios-plugins in just above every jail and host. Even hosts which don’t use MySQL. I …

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poudriere: when renaming sets, also rename *-make.conf files etc

Last last night, after renaming some buildlists, which were actually setnames, for poudriere, I realized that files in /usr/local/etc/poudriere.d also needed to be renamed. In this post: poudriere 3.3.7 nginx 1.20.1_2,2 Both running on FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE-p4 These are my renamed files: [dan@pkg01:/usr/local/etc/poudriere.d]: $ ls *primary* primary-make.conf primary-poudriere.conf primaryi386-make.conf primaryi386-poudriere.conf The output of svn status illustrates …

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poudriere: Warning: Using ‘-‘ in a SETNAME is not recommended as it causes ambiguities with parsing the build name of 122amd64-default-master-list

I like readability. I like it in variable names. I prefer something descriptive and easy to ready. In in this post: FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE-p4 poudriere 3.3.7 I recently started getting messages like this from my daily poudiere build: I could just rename the sets, everything would be rebuilt, but then clients would be stuck pointing at …

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Running net/mosquitto on FreeBSD as non-root and with a different pidfile

net/mosquitto is an open source (BSD licensed) message broker that implements the MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol. I use it for event notification. Related posts: mosquitto: upgrade from 1.x to 2.x requires configuration changes to keep working Using mtqq to create a notification network: mosquitto, mqttwarn, hare, and hared Installing Owntracks recorder on FreeBSD In …

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suppressing motd on FreeBSD 13.0+

On one recent FreeBSD 13 host, I noticed a lack of motd. The MOTD (Message Of The Day) appears when you login. Typically, it looks like this: [dan@rose:~] $ r720 Last login: Mon Aug 2 00:30:13 2021 from air01.startpoint.vpn.unixathome.org FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE-p3 (GENERIC) #0: Tue Jun 29 19:46:20 UTC 2021 Welcome to FreeBSD! Release Notes, Errata: …

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